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Author Siegel-Hawley, Genevieve, author

Title When the fences come down : twenty-first-century lessons from metropolitan school desegregation / Genevieve Siegel-Hawley
Published Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 222 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction : metropolitan school desegregation, past and present -- Background. Why boundary lines matter so much, and what we have done about them ; School policy is housing policy, and vice versa -- Analysis. Divergent paths : school and housing desegregation in four southern cities ; Divergent outcomes : the contemporary relationship between school and housing segregation in four southern cities -- Solutions. The choice conundrum : challenges and opportunities for voluntary school desegregation policy ; Education and the regional agenda -- Afterword / with Gary Orfield
Summary This work explores what happens when communities focus squarely on overcoming the educational divide between city and suburb. Based on evidence from metropolitan school desegregation efforts between 1990 and 2010, Genevieve Siegel-Hawley uses quantitative methods and innovative mapping tools to underscore the damages wrought by school-district boundary lines and to raise awareness about communities that have sought to counteract them
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-213) and index
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Subject Education, Urban -- Southern States -- History -- 21st century.
School integration -- Southern States -- History -- 21st century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 146962785X (electronic bk.)
9781469627854 (electronic bk.)